Kaliwa Dam deal ‘suspiciously disadvantageous’ to PH

Despite being floated as the solution to Metro Manila's water woes, the agreement for the construction of Kaliwa Dam is "suspiciously disadvantageous" to the Filipino people, an economic research think tank said on Monday. The official development assistance (ODA) granted by China for the dam's construction was not out of charity to the Philippines, but a move to advance the Asian superpower's foreign policy and self-interest, said Sonny Africa, executive director of Ibon Foundation, at a press briefing in Quezon City. "China is not just any lender. It is aggressive in asserting its global agenda even at the expense of human rights, environmental protection and feeding corruption i...

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